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Distressed mariner given medical escort

A 28-year-old male reportedly experienced symptoms of a seizure aboard a 70-foot fishing vessel approximately 12 miles northwest of the Columbia River entrance, Tuesday night. He was medically assisted by a boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment
A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Station Cape Disappointment, in Ilwaco, Washington, launched to escort the vessel across the Columbia River bar and brought the vessel to the station around 11:30 p.m., where local emergency medical responders were waiting to transport the man by ambulance to Ocean Beach Hospital.

The crew of the fishing vessel Ocean Beaut contacted Coast Guard Sector Columbia River watchstanders at approximately 8:11 p.m., Tuesday, reporting a crewmember was suffering from symptoms of a seizure and needed medical attention.

At the time of the escort, the Columbia River bar conditions were reported to be 8-to-10 foot swells with 5-to-10 knot winds from the north.

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